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The Death Penalty: A Discussion on Its Pros and Cons - The death penalty, a constant source of controversy and divided opinion, is the punishment of death given to criminals who commit severe crimes. As the severity of crimes that attract the death penalty is debatable, so is its correctness and effectiveness. The justice system is based upon punishment for crimes committed with emphasis on the punishment fitting the crime. Countries such as China and Singapore have used it to punish drug traffickers and therefore fuelled debate on how fitting the punishment is in such cases....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Amputation: Deliberate Surgical Removal of a Part of The body - Amputation is the general term describing a condition of disability resulting from the deliberate surgical removal of a part of the body, a limb, or part of a limb (Bowker & Michael, 1992). Limb loss can be a congenital condition, the result of traumatic injury, or a surgical procedure to treat disease (Clawson, 2009). Clawson posits that the majority of amputations in the United States are the result of vascular disease caused by diabetes (p. 393). In cases of traumatic amputation, adjustment and adaptation is more difficult than for people who have had time to prepare, such as may occur with diabetes....   [tags: raumatic amputation, adjustment and adaptation]
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What is The Problem with the US Correctional Systems - Prisoners in Our Corrections In California, legal executions were authorized under the Criminal Practice Act of 1851. On February 1872, capital punishment was integrated into the California Penal Code. Explaining the historical development of capital and corporal punishment, including the methods of punishment used over the years and the Latin roots of capita and corpus. There are four primary United States constitutional amendments which safeguard inmates’ rights and how these amendments protect prisoners or inmates....   [tags: prisoners, corrections, capital punishment]
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Problematic California Prison System - California has one of the most dysfunctional and problematic prison system in US. Over the last 30 years, California prison increased eightfolds (201). California Department of Correctional and Rehabilitation (CDCR) does little to reform prisoners and serve as human warehouse rather than a correction institution. California's prison system fails the people it imprisons and society it tries to protect. In many cases, California's prison system exacerbates the pre-existing problems and aids in the formation of new problems for prisoners....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 864 words
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Juvenile Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Juvenile Delinquency - Introduction Juvenile delinquency is a relatively new phenomenon. For this reason, society’s reactions and solutions to the problem of delinquency are also modern developments. The United States developed the first youth court in 1899 and is now home to many new and formerly untested methods of juvenile rehabilitation and correction. One of many unique programs within the Juvenile Justice system, boot camps are institutions designed to keep delinquent juveniles out of traditional incarceration facilities and still provide a structured method of punishment and rehabilitation....   [tags: Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Recidivism]
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Corrections Programs of North Carolina and Oregon - Community corrections programs in the United States are founded upon the same principles of promoting public safety and security by housing any individual that has broken the laws established by society. However, while there are several similarities there are also several differences in each individual states correctional programs and philosophies. Consequently, those similarities and differences for the states of North Carolina and Oregon will be individually analyzed and explored. The state of North Carolina advocates its mission to be the protection and safety of its citizens throughout the state by providing viable alternatives and meaningful supervision to offenders placed in their cust...   [tags: Community Corrections Programs]
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Risk Assessments Within The Criminal Justice System - Risk assessments are an essential component to the criminal justice system because without them jails and prisons could not perform their duties and would not be as efficient. Risk in principle is a fact, yet danger is an issue of perception, how much will society tolerate. People tolerate a lot of risks without noticing the dangers. Risk assessments let us know what is not easily noticed though they still have some blind spots where studies need to be done. The ways that community correction agencies use risk assessments, the elements that are risk assessed, and strengths and weaknesses of most risk assessments will be discussed....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah - Book Summary In A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah, a former boy soldier with the Sierra Leone army during its civil war(1991- 2002) with the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), provides an extraordinary and heartbreaking account of the war, his experience as a child soldier and his days at a rehabilitation center. At the age of twelve, when the RUF rebels attack his village named Mogbwemo in Sierro Leone, while he is away with his brother and some friends, his life takes a major twist. While seeking news of his family, Beah and his friends find themselves constantly running and hiding as they desperately strive to survive in a land rendered unrecognizable by violence....   [tags: sierra leone, rebels, RUF]
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Punishment Does not Have to Equal Imprisonment - America has one of the highest incarceration rates when compared to other developed countries. Before we place the cuffs on, let us check again, as to why they are placed. Criminals as we call them are the people who have been found guilty of a crime beyond reasonable doubt. They have committed crimes that the general public has found requiring punishment or some sort of rehabilitation. Therefore, we send them off to penitentiaries so they can have a “time-out” until they have served sufficient time equal to the crime they have committed....   [tags: prisons, crimes, laws, incarceration rate]
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Behavior and Cognitive Intervention Programs in America - Site Visit Report A student enrolled with an online learning institution is taking a class, and the learning materials are on effective models of helping. An assignment required each student to visit a place of his or her choice, such as a hospital, women’s shelter, halfway house, or the human services department of a company to learn about which behavior or cognitive-behavioral techniques or programs are used. One student chose to visit a halfway house and a women’s community residence rehabilitation center, when one thought the first option was not willing to give enough information, or know if the worker knew what was asked of him....   [tags: mental health and drug addictions services]
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Effectiveness of Punishment and Prisons - Effectiveness of Punishment and Prisons Studies of the effectiveness of punishments often use reconviction rates as a measurement of success or failure. According to fairly recent reports there are currently no real differences between reconviction rates for custodial and all community penalties (Home Affairs Committee, 1998, Home Office, 1998). However, there are many problems associated with the reliability of such data, and much caution is needed when using such measurements as a criteria for assessing the effectiveness of punishment....   [tags: Papers] 1845 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis: Tax Credits - The nation currently faces a widespread crisis of foreclosed homes. In what has proven to be an unstable market for homeowners, viable solutions must be explored. I would like to share my ideas on implementing a housing initiative to improve the structural integrity of the real estate market. As the foreclosure crisis has deepened, individuals and families have been thrust into undesirable living situations of poor quality of life. Unmanageable mortgages due largely to prior market speculation have displaced many and have families scrambling to make ends meet....   [tags: foreclosures, Tax Credits,] 1560 words
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Criminal Justice: The Goals of Sentencing - Sentencing is the imposition of a criminal sanction by a sentencing authority , such as a judge. Schmallger & Smykla, 2009, pg# 71) There are seven goals of sentencing including revenge, retribution, just deserts, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and restoration. Revenge refers to a retaliation to some kind of assault and injury. Revenge can be a type of punishment for the criminal justice system. The jury, sometimes, basis there choices on emotions, facts and evidence. It is considered revenge in some cases because the victim's looks at it that way when they feel justice has been served....   [tags: criminal justice]
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A SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA - According to Lee Tunstall, homelessness is a social problem that “has been growing since the 1970’s” (2009, para.1) and has caught the attention of both the Canadian government and the general public (Tunstall, 2009) . Predominantly, the homeless are individuals or families with no permanent residence who also lack the resources or abilities necessary to arrange for their own adequate housing and living (Stearman, 2010). This matter affects a diverse demographic of the Canadian public. In 2003, the Toronto report card on housing and homelessness reported that out of 32,000 people who used homeless shelters, 15% were families, 22% were youths between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four, 18% w...   [tags: Poverty ]
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Are Not Effective - Mandatory minimum prison sentences are punishments that are set through legislation for specific offenses. They have been used throughout history for different crimes. The four traditional goals of punishment are: deterrence, incapacitation (incarceration), retribution, and rehabilitation. With the state of our national economy, cutting prison and corrections costs would be a huge savings. On the surface, it may seem that mandatory minimum sentences would serve the traditional goals of punishment....   [tags: Mandatory Minimums,Costly and Ineffective]
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The German and American Correctional System - This paper explores the advantages of the German correctional system and the changes that could be made to the current American system to improve its efficiency. Several different comparison studies as well as statistics obtained from credible online sources aid in highlighting the advantages of three key components of the German penal system which make it more successful in crime inhibition and recidivism prevention than the current American counterpart. Reintegration and rehabilitation as the primary aspect in a judge’s choice of verdict are discussed first, following the availability and condition of programs existing in prison for offenders that have been sentenced to incarceration, as w...   [tags: Prison Population, Social Work]
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Inequalities within the Criminal Justice System - This essay will crucially consider whether there is inequalities within the criminal justice system between mothers and fathers, this will analyses a lot of statistics about males and females within prison with ratios of mothers in prison and that is compared to fathers, also compare between the crime and relations to the crime to show a clear cut understanding if there is or isn’t inequalities. The essay will discuss criminological theories linking in to how crime is seen in society the differences of each gender having committed the same crime the theories that will be used is, feminist theory which will focus on how mothers end up in prison and also how they are treated differently to fat...   [tags: Male, Females, Mothers, Fathers]
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Capital Punishment is Revenge, Not Justice - Capital punishment is the government’s way of legally killing criminals. In our society, there are strict laws against killing people, so why is the government allowed to get away with it, and call it lawful. “As an American I wanted to explore... why are we the only first world country that still has capital punishment. Is it because we're too afraid to really examine the system, or is it because we really truly believe that this is the best way to deter future crime” asks Jodi Picoult, a renowned American author....   [tags: Anti Capital Punishment Essay]
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Girls in The Juvenile Justice System - In 1899, the nation’s first juvenile court for youth under the age of 16 was established in Chicago to provide rehabilitation rather than punishment. By 1925, following the Chicago model, all but two states had juvenile courts whose goals were to turn youth into productive citizens utilizing treatment that included warnings, probation, and training school confinement(Cox et al. 2014, p.2). Treatment lasted until the child was “cured” or turned 21. Although judges spoke with the offending children and decided upon the punishment, the lack of established rules and poor rehabilitation led to unfair treatment....   [tags: juvenile crime, ineffective treatment]
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Current Issues in the Correctional System - The “Tough on Crime” and “War on Drugs” policies of the 1970s – 1980s have caused an over populated prison system where incarceration is policy and assistance for prevention was placed on the back burner. As of 2005, a little fewer than 2,000 prisoners are being released every day. These individuals have not gone through treatment or been properly assisted in reentering society. This has caused individuals to reenter the prison system after only a year of being release and this problem will not go away, but will get worst if current thinking does not change....   [tags: prison system, prisoners, inmates]
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Patient Needing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) - A total knee arthroplasty is indicated for an effective way to treat late stage arthritis in the knee. According to Trojani et alˡ two thirds of the patients who have a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have the degenerative disease in both knees. Twenty percent of those patients will have to have surgery on the other knee within two years of having the first surgery.ˡ When the disease affects both knees the patient only benefits when both knees joints are replaced. With the appropriate patient, an orthopaedic surgeon may elect to do a simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty where the patient undergoes a total knee replacement on both knees at the same time....   [tags: Total Knee Arthroplasty] 913 words
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LITERATIVE REVIEW - LITERATIVE REVIEW The purpose of my literature review is to examine the various therapeutic intervention strategies being administered to adult and children who have perceptual, spacial, gross and fine motor proficient disabilities. Furthermore what approaches appear to be working in their rehabilitation process. adults with perceptual dysfunction secondary to brain injury often includes Occupational therapy has been one of the main therapeutic strategies used for perceptual retraining according to (Holzer, Strassny, Senner-Hurley & Lefkowitz, 1982; Hopkins & Smith, 1983; Prigitano, 1986; Siev Freishtat, & Zoltan, 1986; Trombly, 1983, Van Deusen, 1988; W...   [tags: essays research papers] 2226 words
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Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player - Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player I’ve known Adam Taliaferro for almost two and a half years. I knew him before his horrific injury suffered at Ohio State. I knew him throughout his rigorous rehabilitation routine at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. I know him today, continuing to rehabilitate and inspire countless individuals through their daily struggles. Remarkably, throughout those two and a half years, he has remained unchanged. Obviously, there are physical differences....   [tags: Personal Narratives]
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Solving Juvenile Crime - The problem of how to deal with juvenile offenders constitutes one of our countries biggest challenges. There were 13.9 million reported offenses in 1995 according to the FBI’s uniform crime report. That same year over three million juveniles were arrested, 800,000 of those arrests were index crimes, which are crimes of a serious nature. In 1995 there were 69million juveniles. It is predicted that by the year 2010 the juvenile population will reach 74 million (Bureau of the Census 1995)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2014 words
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Capital Punishment: The Best Solution - It is the the duty of the government to provide security for all individuals. Therefore, it is only a necessity, but also an obligation to get rid of those who impose threat or harm to any individual. Capital punishment is not always the most appropriate solution, but given the circumstances, it may be the most effective way to deal with criminals who threaten society. First of all, capital punishment would reduce taxes and makes prisons a much more effective place to hold criminals. This causes life imprisonment to become practically obsolete and prisons will be capable of functioning as a rehabilitation center....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 702 words
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Psychosis and Other Psychology Terms - Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, it usually characterized with hallucinations and delusions. A Hallucination is a disorder in the way things are sensed. One may hear voices, see things, or smell things that are not present. Auditory hallucinations are most common. A delusion is a disorder in the way one thinks; the most common delusions are those of grandeur and persecution, these are when one thinks that they very important or that someone is out to get them when in reality there is no good reason to think this....   [tags: Psychosis, Psychology, ] 1114 words
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The Efficacy of Binaural Beats - It is common knowledge that listening to music can be a very enjoyable experience, but what is not as well known is that listening to or playing music can actually boost endorphin levels (Turner 1). Modern science has made great strides in the field of Sound Therapy in recent history, and although Music has even been used to aid in the recovery of Surgery patients, there is a more effective method of Sound Therapy that has been largely overlooked (Murray 1). Known as Binaural Beats, this so called “digital drug” presents debatably positive new methods for rehabilitation and therapy; with the ability to alter brainwaves and synchronize neural frequency patterns, the substantial power of these...   [tags: Sound Therapy]
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Prison As A Last Resort - To detain a person you are depriving them of their personal liberty (Findlay et al, 2000). The detention or imprisonment of offenders has been a consequence used for a variety of offences in society for hundreds of years. In recent times it has become such a frequently relied upon consequence that significant overcrowding in prisons has resulted (Findlay et al, 2000). In the 1990’s new implementations of rehabilitation were introduced to help ease the overcrowding in prisons. At this time, prison was utilised to the extent that the Queensland government adopted a strategy of “prison as a last resort”(Cavadino & Dignan 2006)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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The Bible and Capital Punishment - People often say that using the death penalty is like saying man is god, because we forcibly remove someone else fate from god’s hands. Capital Punishment is a weapon against crime. However, being the mortal creatures that we are, we praise for good deeds and punish for bad ones. Mathew 5:30 states, “You have heard that it has been said, eye for eye and tooth for a tooth.” This means that the punishment should always fit the crime. The person should have a punished that is equally cruel as the crime that has been committed....   [tags: Death Penalty Essays]
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Life Without Parole for Juveniles - Supreme Court ruling Graham v. Florida (2010) banned the use of life without parole for juveniles who committed non-homicide crimes, and Roper v. Simmons (2005) abolished the use of the death penalty for juvenile offenders. They both argued that these sentences violated the 8th Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. While these landmark cases made great strides for the rights of minors passing through the criminal justice system, they are just the first steps in creating a juvenile justice system that takes into consideration the vast differences between adolescents and adults....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Complementary/ Alternative Medicine (CAM) Education - There needs to be a closer look at attitudes and education of information on complementary/alternative medicine, also known as CAM. Earlier Americans to the new world came with their own traditions and practices of medicine and treatments that have been passed down from generation to generation. Since most families came to America with no money, they used a lot of natural remedies, and ancient traditions to treat their ailments, which cost little or nothing. This form of medicine and treatment has been forgotten, and more traditional practices have been pushed to the front of mainstream medical community, which is government regulated treatment and medicine....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory - Nursing theory is best described as a conceptualization of some aspect of nursing communicated for the purpose of describing, explaining, predicting, and/or prescribing nursing care (Potter & Perry, 2009). One of the most world renown-nursing theorists, Dorothea Orem, believed in the self-care theory, which directs it’s attention on the aspect the self-care needs of the client (2009). As a registered nurse, along with many other accomplishments, she began brewing her theory that guided many nursing schools/institutions in their program of studies....   [tags: Nursing]
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Death Penalty for Youth Offenders - Founded in the Principles of Babalyonian in 1780 BCE, the Code of Hammurabi first established the action of retalitation and retribution of "an eye for an eye." Over time punishment theories have developed from retribution, detterence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and reform. Regardless of this development the death penalty has been in existence as far back as history can tell. The death penalty is a concept of retribution, it's a simple and swift answer to physical or pyschological harm done to a person by the victim or victim's family....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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A Stroke’s Effect on Memory - Stroke is a medical condition most people are familiar with, but most people are unaware of its effect on memory functions. There have been several studies conducted that study of effects of stroke on different memory systems, how to properly assess memory damage in stroke patients as well as how to improve memory after stroke. A major theme from the course that relates to stroke and memory is the theme of metamemory and its components such as prospective memory. Personally, I believe that these studies offer hope to stroke victims and their families because memory damage can evaluated and therefore a method of treatment can be developed....   [tags: health, memory functions]
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Suicide Victims and Homicide Offenders - Suicide victims and homicide offenders require special attention from both the government and the society in order to realize a positive change. Such people affect the moral stability of the society. This means that they must be assisted to eliminate immoralities and encourage the realization of a stable society in the future (Gartner & Macmillan, 1995). The rates of Suicide victims and homicide cases are on the increase in various regions over the recent past. Some of the perpetrators are the caregivers to spouses who are chronically ill....   [tags: Vulnerable Populations]
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The Department of Human Services in The State of Tennessee - The Department of Human Service (DHS) is a national or sub national umbrella agency that was set into place to provide public assistance in different cities and regions across America (U.S. Department of Human Services, [DHS], 2011). According to Dr. Raquel Hatter, Commissioner of Tennessee, the DHS Mission Statement is; “To improve the well-being of Tennesseans who are economically disadvantaged, vulnerable or living with disabilities through a network of financial, employment, protective and rehabilitative services” (DHS, 2011)....   [tags: Social Work]
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History of the Prison System - Prison is an institution for the confinement of persons convicted of criminal offenses. Throughout history, most societies have built places in which to hold persons accused of criminal acts pending some form of trial. The idea of confining persons after a trial as punishment for their crimes is relatively new. During the 15th century in Europe, the penalties for crimes were some form of corporal punishment like whippings for less serious crimes and execution or enslavement for more serious offenses....   [tags: Expository Essay, Informative Essay]
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Juvenile Offenders Should be Tried as Adults - During the 1970s and 1980s the system of juvenile justice had been changed drastically across the United States: a substantial share of the crimes committed by juvenile moved to the jurisdiction of the criminal courts. It happened due to the significant rise of the juvenile crime rates (Fagan, 2008). David O. Brink (2004), a philosophy professor, argues that this transformation was also a part of a more general trend “to get tough” with criminals, due to the increasing number of violent crimes. There are several main supportive arguments to be presented here....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Traditional and Non-Traditional Methods of Sentencing - Prisons are designed to confine individuals convicted of committing crimes. These facilities are used to rehabilitate offenders while keeping them isolated from the community so they can do no more harm to law abiding citizens. The goal of jails and prisons are to simply keep offenders from committing more crimes while encouraging them to become productive members of society. Traditional forms of corrections consist of prison time, restitution, probation or parole. However, there are some non-traditional methods as well such as alternative sentencing....   [tags: Crime] 878 words
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Juvenile Detention Makes Teens Worse - There are numerous critics of the juvenile justice system, and while most of their denunciations remain the same as those of the justice system at large, an ample portion of their criticisms revolve around the claim that incarcerating young people not only doesn’t work in deterring or rehabilitating them, but makes them worse and leads to adult misconduct. A report noted that youth sent to juvenile prison were 37 times more likely to be arrested as adults (Szalavitz, 2009). Another major problem some cite with the juvenile justice system is that most delinquent offends have some form of mental illness, and that while studies have shown that mental health treatment would be a better alternati...   [tags: juvenile justice system]
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Hollywood's Life Saver - Hollywood's Life Saver For years Hollywood has been the land of stars and cinema; a place where dreams are made, and all of life seems perfect. However, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood has often masked some of Hollywood's biggest stars' alcoholism and drug problems. The string of never ending parties, and the increasing amount of drugs that are being used on club circuits, frequented by many of Hollywood's elite, became all too familiar for two of Hollywood's young rising stars, Drew Barrymore and the late River Phoenix....   [tags: Entertainment Movies Papers] 2398 words
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America Home of Incarceration - America Home of Incarceration The United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the caged. In 2008, it was reported that one out of every one hundred adults living in America are incarcerated in a jail or a prison (Pew). The City and County Jails and the Federal and State Prisons overcrowding problems are getting wildly close to crisis conditions. Statics show that by 2011 the inmate population in the United States will increase by a whopping thirteen percent, which are more than one million seven hundred thousand inmates that will be incarcerated in the United States (Statistics)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Epistemology: Reflecting on Knowledge - Truth and beliefs contribute in building the knowledge of a person. Cogent reasons for the beliefs convert the beliefs into knowledge. However, sometimes the beliefs are actually assumption, so they may be wrong. Truth is the facts known from different sources. Something can be considered as knowledge, only if it is true. The word epistemology refers to studying the source of knowledge. The epistemology helps in understanding the process of development of knowledge, sources of knowledge and makes distinctions between belief and actual truth....   [tags: Reflection Paper] 1213 words
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Setting Boundaries in Counseling - Introduction Boundaries are extremely important in a counseling session. Setting boundaries and limits in therapy sessions represents an ethical decision that is set by each counselor, when entering a therapeutic relationship. In this presentation, I will discuss pertinent boundary issues that the staff has encountered, since working at this agency. Finally, I will describe how these boundaries are addressed and resolved at this site. Significant Boundary Issues at this Practicum Site According to G....   [tags: Counseling ]
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Prison and Treatment Alternatives - Prison is a punishment given to someone who has broken the law. Prison term is given to an individual who has broken the law from doing so again and to discourage other people by his example. It has been used as a punishment in many countries for many years. The amount of criminals has never decreased; it has only increased through the years. In United States between 1992 and 1995, a 43 percent rise in marijuana arrests and other crime were accompanied by a considerably high increase in crime (Schlosser 90-102)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Laws That Effect Assessment - The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the reformation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Cortiella, 2005) This law attempts to make educators accountable for all the children they teach. Children are tested yearly in grades 3-8 to ensure they are making adequate progress and learning. (John Salvia, 2010, p. 27) There is also funding provided for children in grades 3-8 for reading interventions. (John Salvia, 2010, p. 27) Instructions must be evidence based, (Powerpoint, 2010) meaning that there are studies to back up a teaching or intervention method that works....   [tags: Education ]
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Richard Scrushy and HealthSouth - Introduction HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers specializing in rehabilitation. HealthSouth was founded by Richard M. Scrushy in 1984 and went public in 1986. Scrushy served as its Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 2002. The company was incorporated in January 1984 as Amcare Inc. before its name was changed to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Corporation in May 1985. In January of 2003, Mr. Scrushy reassumed the position of CEO. HealthSouth grew rapidly during the 1980’s and 1990’s....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Treatment for Charlie Sheen - Charlie Sheen was born with the name Carlos Irwin Estevez on September 3, 1965(A&E Television, 2011). He was born to parents Ramon Estevez, otherwise known as Martin Sheen, and Janet Estevez. Charlie’s immediate family included two brothers and one sister. All of the children were encouraged to pursue acting as a career (A&E Television 2011). Charlie appeared in his first film at the age of nine. In his teenage years, Charlie produced several low- budget films with his friends Rob Lowe and Sean Penn....   [tags: Therapy for Charlie Sheen] 1440 words
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Prison Overcrowding in California - Introduction The proliferation of prison overcrowding has been a rising concern for the U.S. The growing prison population poses considerable health and safety risks to prison staffs and employees, as well as to inmates themselves. The risks will continue to increase if no immediate actions are taken. Whereas fighting proliferation is fundamentally the duty of the U.S. government, prison overcrowding has exposed that the U.S. government will need to take measures to combat the flaws in the prison and criminal justice system....   [tags: proliferation, penal codes, effectiveness, budget]
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Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Problem list: • Grade 2 strains of distal right biceps femoris. • This is the second time he has injured his right biceps femoris. • He has a history of left knee MCL sprain. • Employed as a full time soccer player and therefore his family will depend on him for money • Two young children that depend on him financially. • Will his club continue to pay him even though he is injured. • He will find it hard to carry out every day activities that are expected of him being a father of two young children....   [tags: management hamstring muscle injuries]
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